Sorry about the lag in posting. I have been away, but not totally out of the network.
Here are some links, unfortunately, most are not good news.
Some tips for keeping safe while cruising - http://www.boatus.com/cruising/TomNeale/tip_66.asp
Sailor Slain in Thailand - multiple links. http://www.dockwalk.com/Essentials/HotTopics.aspx?id=23738; http://www.noonsite.com/Members/val/R2009-03-25-1/view; http://www.ibinews.com/ibinews/newsdesk/20090225150106ibinews.html; http://www.noonsite.com/Members/val/R2009-03-26-1/view
Pirates Attack Yacht near the Seychelles - http://www.yachtpals.com/piracy-seychelles-4120
If any readers wish to learn more of how to protect yourselves and your vessel, drop me a line. Or if you have information you'd like to share, I'd love to hear from you.